Hopewell High School Renovations

  • Hopewell High School 1

    Hopewell High School 1

  • Hopewell High School 2

    Hopewell High School 2

  • Hopewell High School 3

    Hopewell High School 3

Location: Hopewell, VA
Market: K-12 Education
Owner Type: Municipal Government
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Originally built in 1968, Hopewell High School required major renovations to modernize the learning environment for its 1,150- student body.

Speight Marshall Francis served as Structural Engineer of Record and provided Agent 1 Special Inspection services for this $14 million school renovation project completed in 2012.  Work included modifications to existing structures including classrooms and the main office. Our firm also provided structural detailing to create a covered entry portico and to remove the existing panelized, two-story front wing façade and replace it with new masonry.  Renovations also included new plumbing and electrical systems, windows, and a geothermal HVAC system.

Structural work included new miscellaneous lintels at openings through masonry walls, masonry repairs to exterior masonry walls including new control joint locations, slab cutting and repair related to new sanitary and water from central plant, and support of units on roof deck for large spaces including the gym, auditorium, cafeteria and large shops, modifications to existing joists to support new sprinkler mains, and existing deck repair.  

Images courtesy of RRMM Architects.

Architect: RRMM Architects
General Contractor: Ritchie Curbow Construction